Candis Cayne is an American actress and also a performance actress. Do you know Cayne is the initial transgender actress who is taking the role and played a recurring transgender character in primetime? She came into the limelight at the instance of 2007, performing as the transgender misteress on ABC’S prime-time drama, Dirty Sexy Money. There she enacted the role of Carmelita. 

Quick ProfileCandis Cayne
Birth DateAugust 29, 1971
Birth PlaceHawaii, US
Age 40
ParentsFather: Gary McDaniel
Mother: Patricia Relles
Height5 feet 10 inches (1.78 m)
Net Worth$500 thousand
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Early Life

Candis was born in 1971, 29th of August. The actress will celebrate her 40th birthday on August 29, 2021. The actress’s birthplace is  Maui, which is located in Hawaii, situated in the United States. Candis was born to a couple who were teachers. Gary McDaniel and Patricia Relles were her parents who worked as a teacher at  Haleakala Waldorf School. Moreover, Candis also has two brothers who are twins. They are Dylan.

Moreover, the actress completed her graduation in 1989  from the Baldwin High School that is at Maui. Additionally, Cayne also took the training for almost a year as a classical dancer in the city of Los Angeles.

In 1990 Candis shifted to the city of New York. In New York city Cayne worked as a drag artist and also as a choreographer. Moreover, Candis gave her performance as “Candis Cayne” at a bar that was for gay. The name of the bar was “Boy Bar” situated in New York. 


Candis Cayne started her career as a choreographer and a drag performer in the early 90s. Performing at events for about 5 years, in 1995, she appeared in the documentary film, Wigstock: The Movie. Likewise, starting to appear as a supporting role, in 1998, she played the main character in Mob Queen. 

Furthermore, the actress rose into prominence after she portrayed a transgender woman in the drama, Dirty Sexy Money. Similalrly, she played the role of Fairy Queen in the show, The Magicians.

Besides, she had her choreography works in No Scrubs and Milkshake. In 2015, she was featured in the show, I am Cait. She had her last appearance in 2020 in the documentary, Disclosure: Trans Lives on Screen. 

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Candis Cayne was given the title of  Miss Continental U.S.A pageant in 2001. She gained the title because Candis portrayed the female impersonators on Labor Day in Chicago, Illinois.

Personal Life

Candis was in a relationship with DJ Marco McDermott but the couple broke up in 2010. Moreover, Candis has been a spokesperson and also an activist for  ‘The Last Great Minority’ and along with that Candis has always been supporting the ‘Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation. This is the American non-governmental media that run an organization.

Cayne also collaborated along with the LGBT organization MOOVZ in 2015 and helps as the global creative director of that organization.


While she appeared in Caitlyn Jenner’s show I am Cait, the duo had been rumored to be dating. Moreover, Caitlyn Jenner and Candis Cayne were seen together in many seminars and award show. However, it’s not confirmed whether they were dating or just were close friends.

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Social Media

The actress is active on social accounting sites. She has her official accounts on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Cayne has around 119k followers in her Instagram account and around 41k followers in her Twitter account. She often updates herself to her fans from her social media.

Net Worth

Cayne has been able to earn massive fans from her professional career. Likewise, along with gaining popularity, she has also earned a beautiful amount of money. The net worth of Cayne is estimated at $500 thousand. Her earning source is through her filmy career.